They say a picture can paint a thousand words, But those are just painted words. To grasp the power of a poets words, For other souls to behold, Inscribe it on a parchment page. Bring rainbow colors into one's life, Bring shining light to painted words, Painted words are window to the soul, When placed upon a paper's sheen, they come alive. The joy of love, the pain of loss, do dwell within an inkwell's gloss, For those are also painted words. A poem is made of words you sift, Ethereal sands, a treasured gift. So don't forget those painted words, For they may be more precious than you know.